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Description

Kathryn E. Briwa was a foods and nutrition specialist for the University of Maine Extension Service from 1941 until her retirement in 1960. She earned a B.A. degree from Vassar College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She received a national Superior Service Award from the United States Department of Agriculture in 1960 for her work in promoting better nutrition, strengthening school lunch programs, training volunteer groups for wartime and emergency meal planning, and for pioneering work in group weight control.

The collection contains personal correspondence, photographs, and a few Cooperative Extension publications related to Dr. Briwa’s career. The majority of the letters were written in recognition of her retirement.

Publication Date

2015

Keywords

Education

Disciplines

History

Size of Collection

0.3 linear feet (1 box)

Dates of Collection

1921-1960, bulk 1960

Manuscript Number

SpC MS 1724

Briwa (Kathryn Elizabeth) Papers, 1921-1960

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History Commons

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